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Updated May 26, 2017
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  • Work life balance is an issue if you work for Operations Team(NOC) (in 69 reviews)

  • Sometimes many people get involved in decision making; slowing down the process (in 107 reviews)

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  1. "Best place i ever worked at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nokia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture. Felt like company cared about employees.

    Cons

    unstable due to economy and iPhone domination.


  2. "Nokia clamping down on ALU employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Naperville, IL
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Nokia (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They seem to be more organized than ALU

    Cons

    They need to think things through before reacting.


  3. "Overall good company in a stressful industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit, flexible hours, good vacation days, good 401k match
    Professional colleagues, good manager

    Cons

    Terrible work life balance - Telecom industry is very stressful, and Nokia try to accomplish more and more work with less and less employee.
    Average - Below average compensation in industry.
    Overall weak corporate strategy

    Advice to Management

    Top management need to develop a stronger strategy, current strategy's not competitive in tech industry
    Hire more people, don't only focus on cost saving! Employee is as important as stakeholders!


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  5. "Layoffs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Nokia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and telecommuting available.

    Cons

    After the buyout there is monthly downsizing.


  6. "North America"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Demand Manager in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Global Demand Manager in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nokia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you were fortunate to be with Nokia in the mid to late 90's you were a part of a growing company. There were many opportunities for career advancement. The employee was treated with great dignity and value.

    Cons

    Because you spoiled working for Nokia finding another job that has the same respect for the employee and benefits are hard. It's then that you realize how good the days were in the past.

    Advice to Management

    If you find yourself in management at another company find a way to instill the Nokia way to bring value to the employee that is doing the work.


  7. "Business Development Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great place to work, with great people and leaders. You have the chance to work with people from all around the world and learn form a multicultural environment.

    Cons

    As all big companies, it moves slowly for some important decisions that affect the overall focus of the employees. I would like to see more competitive salaries/ packages.

    Advice to Management

    When important decisions are announced, like new strategy, portfolio update, Mode of Operation change, it's important to present and show details to employees fast, otherwise people start speculating and lose focus on their jobs.


  8. "Great company, not-so-great management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Nokia (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great mix of cultures, nationalities, and talents. Highly collaborative environment, constructive corporate culture. Excellent compensation packages, and international mobility.

    Cons

    Not so great execution capabilities - lengthy development time, and mediocre user experience. Executives are not highly skilled in taking bold, decisive decisions. Not competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on how things done, not only on what. Should have selected Android and not Windows for mobile phones. Change culture to more competitive, and take bold decisions with cool innovation in Nokia labs.


  9. "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nokia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Encouraged endless learning and development.

    Cons

    Focused on cost cutting more than innovation. Favoritism toward lower cost Asian employees.


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    "Full-time Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I worked at Nokia (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues encourage and support each other.

    Cons

    No job security. No raises for over 7 years. It is a company that has taken great risks, at the expense of its employees. It has below average employee benefits, poor management and constantly laying off employees. Low employee moral. No job advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Work with your employees and put yourself in their shoes. Your management title is just a title.


  11. "Leadership encumbered by some poor leaders, and employees deflated by below market wages. Stay away!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nokia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Global recognition and brand name
    Leader in market
    Lot of opportunities for new challenges

    Cons

    Lot of dead wood in middle and upper management
    Does not care for employees, CEO keeps harping on driving down cost and does not ask for how well are we compensating compared to industry, at least for our best people we would not want to lose. I doubt they even have a list of people they would want to retain at all costs
    Some LT leaders keep a layer of mediocrity below them so they can preserve themselves and they have been there for years! CEO needs to be smart to refresh his leadership team and look past the nice power points being shown by mediocre leaders who their organizations hate like mad but it is confounding how they manage to survive

    Advice to Management

    CEO needs to shake things up and cull poor leaders
    Reward your best employees at market rates. Nokia fleeces you by paying well below salary.com mean salaries are just at it for the top performers! Ridiculous!!!


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